This case involves a fifty-year-old female patient with an unremarkable past medical history. The patient awoke one morning with difficulty speaking, left-sided face drop and left-sided weakness. She was rushed to the hospital by her husband. On admission, a CT scan was performed to investigate the possibility of a stroke. It took half an hour to receive the CT scan results. The imaging did not show any signs of hemorrhaging in the patient’s brain. The treating ER doctor evaluated the patient and requested a neurology consult which took another hour. The treating neurologist decided not to administer t-PA and instead transferred the patient to another hospital, for treatment by an interventional radiologist. It took an additional three hours to transport the patient to the next facility. The patient underwent a procedure to attempt to retrieve the clot by means of the endovascular protocol. The patient passed away from complications of the procedure.